Youth Health Coalition

Do you want to be part of a dynamic group that supports tobacco-free healthy lifestyles! Cochise County Health & Social Services can assist with bringing a group of youth together to empower their peers, educate and advocate for tobacco free living.

The coalition focuses on strengthening limitations on tobacco products and sales to youth, advising youth on tobacco harms and tobacco industry tactics; and inspiring community members to act.

Through our work to prevent tobacco use among youth, the coalition:

  • Plans and participates in health events
  • Develops presentation messaging
  • Provides community outreach services
  • Develops and implements policy
  • Recruits other youth to join our cause 

Another exciting activity we participate in is the Tobacco Vendor Compliance Checks, also known as Counter Strike Youth. We work alongside the Attorney General's Office to ensure tobacco vendors are not selling tobacco products to minors. 

Build your local youth coalition

We encourage residents of Cochise County to start their own local youth coalition to help high school and middle school students become motivated, driven, and passionate leaders in creating a healthier and tobacco-free environment in Cochise County. Regular meetings provide opportunities for training, leadership development, and advocacy. 

Cochise County Tobacco Prevention program can provide you with resources and support to help you get started and make a difference in your community. Together, we can create a healthier and tobacco-free Arizona!

For more information, email Healthy Living or call 520-432-9493.